JOHN FOX is president of the Institute for Poetic Medicine, a professor at the Institute for Transpersonal Psychology in Palo Alto, California, and author of Poetic Medicine (Tarcher, 1997) and Finding What You Didn’t Lose (Tarcher, 1995). To learn more, go to www.poeticmedicine.org.
A Kind of Magic
by John Fox
Western medicine's zealous preoccupation with technology, prescription drugs, and financial return has taken much of the healing out of health care. Citing research and his own experience with patients, poetry therapist John Fox offers another path; he shows how reading, hearing, and writing poems can be a healing catalyst ...